Disney’s ABC has released a new trailer of the upcoming special, “Norman Lear: 100 Years Of Music And Laughter”.
Honouring the life and legacy of the remarkable storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear, ABC will present a one-night-only celebration, “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter.” The special will pay homage to the man behind some of television’s greatest stories and will feature an impressive lineup of celebrity guests and musical performances to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Check out the trailer below:
Special guests set to celebrate Norman through speeches and comedy performances include , Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Octavia Spencer, Asante Blackk, George Clooney, Laverne Cox, Isabella Gomez, Emily Hampshire, Tom Hanks, Rita Moreno, Ms. Pat, Jay Pharoah, Rob Reiner, Aida Rodriguez and George Wallace. Special musical performances paying tribute to iconic sitcom theme songs will also be featured throughout the evening and will be performed by Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Ledisi, Justina Machado, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Amber Stevens West, Michelle Williams and more.
“Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter” is produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers are David Jammy, Brent Miller, Garrett English, Raj Kapoor and Eric Cook. James Merryman is set to direct.
The star-studded evening airs Thursday 22nd September 2022 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, and it will be available the next day on Hulu. It’s not currently known if this ABC special will be released internationally on Disney+.
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